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Naomi Watts reacts to husband Billy Crudup's Critics Choice Award win from home with her A-list plus one

The Morning Show star emerged triumphant at the 29th CCAs


Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup at The 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moët & Chandon, Celebrating the 13th Year of Toast for a Cause at the Beverly Hilton on January 7, 2023
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
15 January 2024
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While The Morning Show walked into the 2024 Critics Choice Awards with the most nominations among the TV categories, it only came home with one win – but it was a big one.

Billy Crudup won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Cory Ellison in the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, beating out the likes of Ke Huy Quan, Khalid Abdalla, and Golden Globe winner Matthew Macfadyen.

His wife Naomi Watts wasn't present at the show itself to cheer her husband on, but she was excited to show her support from home, as evidenced by her social media.

Naomi Watts reacts to husband Billy Crudup's win at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards© Instagram
Naomi proudly watched from home as her husband picked up a Critics Choice Award

The actress, 55, took to her Instagram Stories to gush over her husband, 55, sharing a clip of him walking to the stage after his name was announced.

She also shared a photo of his speech on her TV, writing alongside it: "So proud," with a big heart emoji. However, she wasn't alone, as she was joined for her watch party by none other than Sunrise Coigney, the wife of Mark Ruffalo.

Mark, who was nominated for his turn in Poor Things (and lost to Robert Downey Jr.) attended the CCAs with their oldest child, son Keen Ruffalo, 22.

Naomi Watts and Sunrise Coigney react to seeing Billy Crudup and Mark Ruffalo at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards© Instagram
She was joined by Sunrise Coigney, Mark Ruffalo's wife

Naomi posted a selfie of herself and Sunrise, 51, laying on the couch and twinning with their bright blonde locks, and captioned it: "We loved watching you @markruffalo and #billycrudup."

In his speech, Billy remarked: "I certainly wasn't prepared for this. And this morning, I had a minor panic attack and tested out some thoughts to my son about the importance of criticism, profound, insightful, passionate criticism."

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Billy shares son William Atticus Parker, who turned 20 last week, with his ex Mary Louise Parker. William was at the ceremony to support his dad in place of Naomi.

Keen Ruffalo and Mark Ruffalo attend the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.© Getty Images
Keen Ruffalo, Mark and Sunrise's oldest, was his dad's plus one to the CCAs

Billy continued: "He said, 'Dad, if you say anything about that, I'm going to kill you.' I'm going to save you that dissertation and really thank the people who've been there for me. 

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"My son over there, my 20-year-old amazing son Will Parker. My wife, my mom, my brothers, my family, all those who support me. My great colleagues, the fellow nominees, the critics, my teachers, and all the professionals that support me, how about those guys?"

Billy Crudup, winner of the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award for "The Morning Show," and William Atticus Parker pose in the press room during the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California.© Getty Images
Billy was also joined by his son, William Atticus Parker

He also shouted out the cast and crew behind The Morning Show, with co-stars and nominees Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon both shown becoming emotional as they watched from the audience.

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"You really gave me something that I didn't expect at this point in my life, and I'm genuinely and profoundly grateful. Thanks for letting me have tonight!"

Billy Crudup and Naomi Watts attend the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 07, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. © Getty Images
The couple made their first red carpet appearance since their wedding at the Golden Globes the week prior

While Naomi didn't attend the CCAs, she and Billy were quite the power couple on the red carpet at the 81st Golden Globe Awards the week prior, where Billy was once again a nominee (though this time, he lost to Succession's Matthew Macfadyen) and Naomi presented Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama with Michelle Yeoh.

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